The Healthcare Disaster in a nutshell
Her Ladyship recently had some routine blood-work done. Here is a rather disturbing excerpt from the bill.
- Insurance has made healthcare stupidly expensive – nearly two grand for a simple blood test? #YaGottaBeKiddinMe
- Insurance is mandatory – With insurance, the cost is about $125…
- The uninsured are up the creek without a paddle. …but without insurance, I would be on the hook for the full – ridiculously overpriced – amount.
This is mute testimony to the game that Health Insurance has become: the providers send massively overinflated bills to the Insurance companies, who then cut them down to size using specially-negotiated “sweetheart” deals – while those who have no insurance pay full price.
This is simply not right.